We have repeatedly stressed the great importance of parental controls on the PC used by their children and the every day news give us ample confirmation.
Everything starts for playing: a mischievous photo of themselves sent to a person of whom you trust, that you know well or for which perhaps you’re in love. From there the picture take a path that teenagers cannot even imagine, and it’s not infrequent to reach dangerous virtual destinations: abuse of minors. The young users don’t have sufficient awareness of the network and its risks. The world data of virtual child pornography are alarming. That’s why making sexting can be very dangerous.
Usually the messages following this process: the girl sends them with a naughty photo. The boy receives them on the phone and forwards them to a friend or this subtracts them to him without his knowledge, or even, once the relationship ends, the ex-boyfriend spreads them purposely on social networks. Already at that point the way to that photo is at risk and the picture protagonist will no longer be able to manage it, to recover it or control it. Sucked from the network, the snapshot becomes viral, it discloses with the speed of a virus, and especially likely to be noticed by experts of child pornography.
The Internet Watch Foundation, a British charity expert in tracking and tracing of pedo-pornographic contents, said that this adolescents mode of sending self-portraits is widespread. The organization has tried to count how many risqué snapshots are taken and spread almost as a game that is collected from hard sites, reporting that the numbers are exorbitant and that the vast majority of hardcore videos and pictures generated by the young are taken from the original location to be published on adult sites. Even innocent shooting now constitute the main source of supply of sites for adults, with psychological, social and emotional damages uncountable for the teenagers. But the teenagers aren’t fully aware.
Needless to say to teenagers that it would be better not to release photos of themselves on the net: already in the first sharing you lose control of the image. In the event, however, it’s a mistake and you want to stop the process of that picture you can contact the police, which control everything that is broadcast on the network, especially protecting minors subject to all kinds of abuse. But it isn’t always enough to remove a photo from the websites and it’s good to know that, once posted on the web, a content may also reside there forever. The only solution may be control in real time from a distance what the kids commit to the computer. By inserting small monitoring tools, invisible to the user and therefore not limiting for those who are using your computer, you can control what is typed or is going to be posted and shared before it’s too late.